Collect the Compensation You Need
after a Construction Accident
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries, and when accidents occur on a construction site, the results can be disastrous. Heavy equipment and other hazardous conditions can cause severe injury or even death. If you or a loved one was injured on a construction site, you need the assistance of a construction accident lawyer who knows how to investigate and defend workers’ compensation claims as well as pursue personal injury suits.
Our team at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen, LLC has been representing clients throughout New Jersey for over 45 years. At our offices in Kearny and Hoboken, NJ, we can determine if safety regulations were not followed and whether you have a case for personal injury. We can also help you if your workers’ compensation claim is denied or undervalued. To schedule a case evaluation with our team, contact us online or call us at (201) 998-2727 today.
The Hazards of Construction Work
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 991 out of 4,693 worker fatalities in 2016 were in the construction industry, meaning one in five work-related deaths occurred in construction. The high fatality rate associated with construction work is due to the hazardous nature of the job. Employees on construction sites often work on elevated platforms and around heavy machinery, toxic materials, and electricity.
These dangerous conditions mean construction accidents often result in serious and often fatal injuries. Employers and contractors are required to follow OSHA’s safety regulations to ensure the health and safety of their employees. If they do not and an accident results in your injury, you may have cause for a personal injury suit in addition to workers’ compensation.
Types of Construction Accidents
With heavy machinery and other hazards at play, a construction site can be a dangerous place. Common incidents on construction sites include:
- Trench or excavation collapses
- Scaffolding accidents
- Falling objects
- Crush injuries
The causes of these accidents vary. An accident can result from unsafe or damaged equipment, improperly secured structures, uneven or slick flooring, or a range of other situations. Often, careless or negligent actions on the part of the supervisor or other workers can result in an accident. For example, if scaffolding is assembled incorrectly, this carelessness can result in a collapse. When scaffolding collapses, the individuals standing on it as well as anyone in the area is in danger of serious injury.
It is often difficult to determine who was at fault for an injury on a construction site. Multiple individuals may have contributed to the cause of the accident. While the general contractor is typically responsible for the overall safety of a work site, they may work with subcontractors who have different levels of safety responsibility.
Our team can help you investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine if you have sufficient evidence for a personal injury suit.
In some cases, the accident results from equipment malfunctions, placing the responsibility with the manufacturer. In other situations, irresponsible or reckless actions taken by other workers lead to injury. Our team can help you investigate the circumstances of your accident and determine if you have sufficient evidence for a personal injury suit.
Protecting Your Best Interests
Whether you are filing a workers’ compensation claim or developing a personal injury suit, our team at Dunne, Dunne & Cohen can help you build a strong case and work to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. When a serious injury prevents you from working, you can accrue substantial medical expenses that you do not have the means to pay. We can help you collect compensation for these bills and the wages you lost, as well as the pain and suffering you endured. For more information, contact our firm online or call us at (201) 998-2727 today.